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Protesters destroy the Christopher Columbus statue in Baltimore

July 5, 2020

Protesters tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus this Saturday and tossed it into Inner Harbor in Baltimore, a city in the State of Maryland.

According to Louis Krauss, who shared a video about the demolition of the statue on social media, there were at least 300 people there. “After the fall, the statue was broken into several pieces that were towed and thrown into the inner harbor,” Krauss told CNN television.

This statue of Columbus – a controversial figure in the United States, especially among Native Americans – was erected in Baltimore over 30 years ago.

Protesters destroy the Christopher Columbus statue in BaltimoreProtesters destroy the Christopher Columbus statue in Baltimore

It is the latest in the movement that calls for the removal of monuments or statues classified as “racist” or “imperialist” related to the protests that have taken place after the death of African American George Floyd by the police in Minneapolis have emerged.